The primary responsibility of the Planning Development Division is the administration of the Community Development Block Grant Program and the HOME Partnership Investment program.
Each of these programs involves federally funded resources that are provided to the city (and the county for HOME funds) on an annual basis. These are entitlement grants tied to a formula in which population, housing conditions, and other factors determine the amount of funds received.
CDBG Program information
HOME Program informaton
See the Request for Proposal for FY 2015-16 for CDBG, HOME, and other funding. The Planning Development Division also is responsible for seeking other governmental funds through competitive applications. Information on Continuum of Care grants and Emergency Solutions Grants is found on the Homelessness page.
Other grants may include a Fair Housing Education and Outreach grant, an Economic Development Initiative grant to assist businesses in opening restaurants in downtown Winston-Salem, and a Brownsfield grant to assist in creating a business park adjacent to the Smith-Reynolds Airport. The division also leverages bank and mortgage funds to assist in the development of affordable home ownership and rental housing.